On a low carb diet? I have answered all your pizza based dreams with my low carb protein pizza! I've used flaxmeal to make the base and replaced the sugar laden sauces with Blend Bro's sugar free alternative for a healthy way to enjoy this takeaway favourite!
Craving Mexican food but could do without the copious amounts of fat, sugar and calories that comes with it? Don't worry, I've got the answer to all your Mexican food based dreams with my Healthy, Low Fat (and high protein!) Burritos. Although I've served the mince in wraps to make burritos, its also fantastic with rice or even noodles! Give it a try & let me know what you think.
Crispy chicken tenders are usually something that have to be saved for a treat, but with my recipe you can tuck in any time you like! I've used UFIT's new BBQ flavoured high protein crisps as the coating, then dunked them into Blend Bro's incredibly authentic but entirely sugar free BBQ sauce - because everyone knows you can't have a chicken tender without drowning it in sauce, which is usually the most unhealthy part! This recipe is so incredibly simple even those who don't think they can cook (or kids!) can do!
Lasagna is a family favourite, but it can be seriously heavy on calories. My version is just as tasty, but is up to half the number of calories per portion! In order to achieve this I've made a few tweaks to the recipe which includes using Blend Bro's new sugar free ketchup (yes I said ketchup!) which adds a really rich tomato flavour to the meat sauce, without all the sugar. Dish it up for you & your family & I promise you they won't notice the difference!
Fish fingers were a favourite of mine as a child, who am I kidding they are a favourite of mine as an adult. I ALWAYS had them with loads of ketchup (is there any other way of eating fish fingers?!) but standard ketchup is loaded with sugar, which is why I now use Blend Bros Sugar Free Ketchup which tastes just the same without any of the sugar! Whether you are on a low carb plan or not, these fish fingers are delicious and each portion contain over 30g of protein!
Sweet, sticky BBQ pulled pork is usually something that is saved for cheat day, but not anymore! You can make your own healthier version using my recipe which uses Blend Bros Sugar Free BBQ sauce. I like to serve mine in little gem lettuce leaves with lots of topping options like smashed avocado, spicy salsa, Greek yoghurt and spring onion. It's also great in a wrap or served with some Mexican rice. Give it a try & let me know what you think.
Do you love a Nandos? Who doesn't! If so, you'll LOVE this recipe. What you'll love even more is that it's super simple but seriously delivers in the taste department. I've made the rice from scratch, but to save on time (& a whole lot of effort) I've used Blend Bros fab new sugar free Peri Peri sauce which I'm a huge fan of. You can tailor this recipe to your taste so don't worry if you're not a fan of spice, you can omit the chilli (you big pansy!)
This recipe is SO simple, the most technical part - the sauce has been taken care of by using Blend Bros awesome sugar free BBQ sauce. It's so authentic tasting, not like so many other sugar free sauces that just taste like chemicals! A normal portion of BBQ chicken wings would contain at least 15g of sugar, mine contains less than 5g in the entire portion!
I know what you’re thinking, how on earth can creamy pasta be 1) healthy and 2) full of protein? Well let me show you!
Cottage pie was one of my favourite meals as a child. There’s something so comforting about meat in gravy covered with mashed potato. Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong as such with the classic recipe, but it’s pretty calorie laden. My version is just as tasty and comforting but with a few substitutes halves the number of calories in a standard portion. How I hear you cry?! Well I’ll tell you…
Warm, comforting chilli without all the fat and carbs of the classic recipe!
Everyone loves a burger, but it’s usually something we save for a treat and not normally something you’d expect to indulge in mid-week on a healthy diet. Until now! These burgers are made with leaner turkey thigh mince which has enough fat to keep them moist and juicy, but less than beef mince. It’s flavoured with Blend Brothers Thai Jungle Curry Savoury Blend which adds all the traditional Thai flavours without having to buy lots of ingredients. It’s also enriched with protein to boost the overall protein content of your meal. Win-win!
These burgers are so insanely easy to make I can barely even call this a recipe. But there’s what you’ll need and how to make your own.
Now you might be thinking how difficult is it to cook some steak and whack it on a salad. Well, this is no ordinary salad! The trick is in how you prepare the steak to make it as succulent and juicy as possible. It can then be enjoyed hot or cold, so if you need to pre prepare your meals and take them with out to work this recipe is a must! I’m not a fan of cold steak at all. In fact I’d go as far to say as I really don’t like it. BUT preparing the steak like this its succulent, juicy and full of flavour whether you then enjoy it hot or cold.
Crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside. This recipe is an absolute must for those bored of plain old chicken breast, or KFC lovers!
These mini frittatas are packed full of flavour and high in protein as well as being low in carbs. Although they sound quite complicated to make, I promise you they couldn’t be easier. I really enjoy them hot with a salad as a simple lunch but my partner also loves to take them in a Tupperware to work and assures me they are just as good cold as they are hot. If you are veggie you can always leave out the chorizo/bacon and perhaps add a little low fat cheese for flavour? Either way, once you give these a try they will become a staple in your weekly menu!
There ain’t nothing better than a good old roast potato. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Many chefs will have you believe that you need duck fat for the best roasties, but I disagree! For the perfect roast potatoes I always use coconut oil. These aren’t just any old roast potatoes either! These are coated in Blend Bros Savoury Blend which is deliciously spicy blend of spices which has been enriched with protein. This will add awesome flavour, but will also add to your daily protein quota!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard of cauliflower ‘rice’. There are now countless recipes with various different takes on this low carb classic, but you won’t find anything like this one! It’s jam packed with flavour, and is barely recognisable as cauliflower any more. I promise you this as I really dislike the white flowery stuff. I topped it with some super lean and healthy pan fried squid. Don’t panic if you’ve never cooked it before, if you follow my simple instructions it will be nice and tender (not a rubber band in site!)
Who doesn’t love a cheesy pasta bake? It reminds me of being a kid and coming in from the cold to the smell of cheese bubbling under the grill mmmmm. But it’s not renowned for being the healthiest of dishes, so I decided to ‘Protein Chef’ the old classic by adding plenty of protein, removing some of the fat but keeping all that delicious flavour we know and love. I promise it doesn’t disappoint – give it a try and find out!
I don’t know about you, but after all the rich festive food and drink my body has been desperately craving some good nutrition and lots of veggies. But as always, it’s still got to taste good! Thanks to Blend Bro’s Savoury Blends, creating a healthy, high protein meal is easier than ever. Here I’ve used the delicious Thai Jungle Curry Savoury Blend (which you can get here) to create a really light but flavour packed dish that you can whip up in just a few minutes.
Enchiladas are a Mexican restaurant favourite, and one of my favourites! But the standard recipe calls for full fat beef mince, high sugar tomato sauces and oodles of melted cheese. Whilst it sounds delicious, its not something you should be indulging in too often. My recipe keeps all the flavours, but with a few clever tweaks halves the fat and calories so it can be enjoyed mid-week! I tried this recipe out on my partner who instead of taking a few bites to ‘try’ it, finished the entire thing and insisted we had it the next day too – I wasn’t complaining as the entire thing takes no more than 30 minutes to make from start to finish.
These flavoursome Thai spiced potato cakes (as per the name) are ridiculously easy to make and are so tasty. With the base being some cold mashed potato, a little onion and egg they are transformed by Blend Brothers Thai Jungle Curry Savoury Blend. Fragrant lemongrass, ginger and cumin with just a subtle hint of chilli, it contains all the delicious Thai flavours you need to create these potato cakes. The blend also contains natural pea protein which boost the protein content. Extra flavour and extra protein – what’s not to love!?
I know I say this about every recipe, but this has to be one of the most simple yet most delicious recipes to date. No matter what your level of cooking skills, you’ll be able to create this tasty Thai Spiced Baked Chicken. It’s all thanks to some juicy chicken thighs (which I get from Muscle Food) and Blend Brothers Thai Jungle Curry Savoury Blend (which you can get here).
What has come over me, another veggie recipe! This one, although it is designed to be a side dish, could quite easily act as the main event, especially if you are a vegetarian as it’s surprisingly high in protein. How? Well that’s all down to Blend Bros very tasty high protein savoury blend. It’s full of flavour, but is also enriched with pea protein, thus boosting the overall protein content. As always with my recipes, its incredibly easy to make and you can even use up some left over rice, or cook some in advance so you can whip up this dish even quicker at meal times! Give it a try and let me know what you think.
This recipe was created on one of my low carb days when I was having a craving for chicken nuggets. I do have a healthy chicken nugget recipe (you can find it here) but this uses oats, so I needed to find a lower carb alternative. That’s when I remembered Sukrin’s fantastic Coconut Flour. It does have a subtle coconut flavour, but this isn’t overwhelming so I thought I would give it a try, and I’m glad I did as it was so delicious!
It’s quick and easy to make, as with all my recipes – so give it a try!